What would a doctor need to know about caring for someone with prostate hypertrophy?

Urinary symptoms. Hypertrophy of the prostate can obstruct the bladder and cause urinary symptoms. The type and degree of symptoms, along with the severity of urinary bother are imporant parts of the patient history that will guide management. A questionnaire called the ipss is often used, and information about previous treatments, medications &how successful they were are important to the physician managing bph.